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Unit 7: Processing and working with polymers

7552 Product Design

 
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Areas Covered

This unit consists of three topics, each more substantial than a single lesson and intended to be covered over the course of a week.

Topic 1: Working with polymers
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Topic 2: Forming polymers
Topic 3: Finishing polymers
End of unit assessment

There are worksheets, homework tasks, and an assessment test, each with answers included in this unit.

Summary

The second of the polymers units investigates the processes involved in manipulating a multitude of different plastics in a variety of stock forms. Both school workshop- and industry-based processing is clearly explained using simple diagrams, bringing to life the incredibly versatile range of polymers.

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The A Level units have been written to satisfy the specification for the AQA 7552 Product Design qualification. Each unit contains:

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End-of-unit, exam-style assessment test with answers
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    Areas Covered

    This unit consists of three topics, each more substantial than a single lesson and intended to be covered over the course of a week.

    Topic 1: Working with polymers
    Download sample topic above
    Topic 2: Forming polymers
    Topic 3: Finishing polymers
    End of unit assessment

    There are worksheets, homework tasks, and an assessment test, each with answers included in this unit.

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